Monday afternoon, Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder spoke with the media briefly concerning…
Ponder done for season
Coach Bowden said at his luncheon that Ponder will undergo surgery within the next two weeks and miss the rest of the season.
Ponder had started all nine games for Florida State and put up incredible numbers on the season. He has completed 68.8% of his passes for 2,717 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Ponder was also Florida State's third leading rusher as he has ran for 318 yards on the season.
Filling his shoes for the remainder of the season will be redshirt freshman EJ Manuel who has been used very sparingly this season. Manuel has appeared in just three games and attempted just four passes on the season. He also missed all but one day last spring due to an injury to his throwing hand. In high school, Manuel threw for over 7,000 yards and 68 touchdowns.
The Virginia Beach native is slated to make his first career start this Saturday when Florida State takes on the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest. Kickoff is set for noon and the game will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPNU and ESPNU HD.
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